It’s hard to believe that 2018 is already upon us, but designers have been busily researching and preparing predictions for what will be hot in kitchen design for the New Year. Obviously, two of the biggest considerations when designing a new kitchen are cabinetry and countertops. Here’s what designers are saying about what will be trending for those two key elements in 2018 …
Tile, like wood, is a classic flooring choice that people love having in their homes. With well sealed grout, it’s easy to keep clean, and it’s impervious to water, making it the perfect choice for kitchens and bathrooms.
Carpet is a soft and comfortable choice of flooring in the home. But if you own a dog or cat (or both), you’ll need to spend a little extra time cleaning and maintaining it. While all flooring types will attract pet hair and dander, carpet is particularly susceptible to this. So, what steps can you take as a pet owner to keep your carpet clean?
Terrazzo is an ancient material that has been around for centuries. Fifteen-century Venetian construction workers created terrazzo to use when building patios. It was originally made from chips of marble and set in clay.
In the 1950s and 1960s, terrazzo flooring peaked in popularity, and it’s now making a comeback. With terrazzo, only minimal cleaning is necessary because this flooring is non-porous and has no grout joints where dirt often accumulates — a definite advantage.
Carpet is still one of the most popular flooring choices around, providing comfort, softness underfoot, and a finished look. But deciding which type of carpet is right for both your budget and your needs is sometimes puzzling. For example, should you choose wool, which has been used for centuries to weave fine carpets, or should you invest less and choose a synthetic fiber, and if so, which one?